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    Barnacle removal

    This year it seems as though it was a banner year for Barnacles, at least at my marina. Last year I only had 1 on each of my trim tabs, this year the underside is coverd with them. I know people are gonna say scrape them off, but does anybody know a better way to get them off? They are also on the sides of my transduser.
    While I'm asking questions, is there a product that I can coat the bottom of the tabs, & transduser with next year so this doesn't happen again?

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    You can try a good pressure washer on the barnacles first. Can't hurt anything and will help remove some old paint for next year 8)

    We've been able to remove a lot of barnacles that way.
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    Maybe you can try this guy.Ct.Sodablasting LLC.550-29 East Main street Branford Ct (203)483-5820 Nondestructive paint stripping and cleaning (Boats-Cars )They use Baking soda less clean-up than sand blasting.

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    Chucka

    If the bottom of the boat is coverd I might give him a shout. Hopefully it isn't because that would tell me all the effort of sanding and painting was for nothing. Right now it is just the trim tabs and transduser.


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    for your transducer you can use anitfouling transducer paint. it looks like this:

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    Don't use anything caustic or rough on your transducer.
    Use the paint descibed above. It will help but won't keep all
    critters away all season if your boat is slipped. If you have a
    tip up transom mount, transducer, lift it up out of the water
    regularly and brush it off. Easier to keep it clear than to
    fight the barnacles later on....picture will be clearer also. ;)
    A friend of ours on our dock takes great pains on his trim tabs.
    A multi-step method to help keep the buggars off his t-tabs.
    If you want I'll ask just what he does and uses.
    Also if you do have barnacles, I've found they'll come off easier once
    you let them dry out. Still a pain in the butt though. :?
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    I Run So Much I Doubt Any Barnacles Are Allowed To Start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Moon Fishing View Post
    I Run So Much I Doubt Any Barnacles Are Allowed To Start
    Good Ablative paint and regular use.....

    My old man's boat only had a couple barnacles on the trim tabs and the cast portions of the keel/support in the rear when we pulled it. The bottom was super-clean.

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    The power washer really doesnt get them off. If you let them dry, then
    they can be scraped off. I used the transducer paint and had 1 barnacle on the transducer.

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    that MDR water based transducer paint was outlawed in MA last year...not 100% sure about RI, but i couldn't find it there either. i was forced to go with a new type that was not water based and cost 5x as much. it didn't work as well either. i had some barnacles & a little growth on the transducer this year where last year with the MDR there was none. if you do have a source that is still selling the MDR then please let me know where it is.
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